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History of the Second World War is a weekly podcast which will cover World War 2, beginning with the tumultuous years after the First World War, continuing into the descent into war during the 1930s, through the war years, and then into the post war aftermath.

History of the Second World War Wesley Livesay

    • History
    • 4.8 • 30 Ratings

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History of the Second World War is a weekly podcast which will cover World War 2, beginning with the tumultuous years after the First World War, continuing into the descent into war during the 1930s, through the war years, and then into the post war aftermath.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    81: Germany Prepares for War Pt. 4 - All About Them Boats

    81: Germany Prepares for War Pt. 4 - All About Them Boats

    Because you know I'm all about them boats, about them boats, no aircraft.
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    • 26 min
    80: Germany Prepares for War Pt. 3 - Running on Fumes

    80: Germany Prepares for War Pt. 3 - Running on Fumes

    In the last 18 months before the war Germany's desires far outstripped its available resources.
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    • 29 min
    79: Germany Prepares for War Pt. 2 - The Plan

    79: Germany Prepares for War Pt. 2 - The Plan

    Preparing for war is a delicate balance of short and long term preparations, but not everybody in Germany agreed about what those should be.
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    • 28 min
    78: Germany Prepares for War Pt. 1 - Overview

    78: Germany Prepares for War Pt. 1 - Overview

    In 1936 Germany began to seriously prepare for a future conflict, and almost immediately began to run into some economic problems.

    Sources:

    The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy by Adam Tooze

    War and Economy in the Third Reich by R.J. Overy

    The Wehrmacht and German Rearmament by Wilhelm Deist

    The Third Reich and Yugoslavia: An Economcy of Fear, 1933-1941 by Perica Hadzi-Jovancic

    Hitler A Biography

    Hitler's Eagles by Chris McNab

    Quest for Decisive Victory: From Stalemate to Blitzkrieg in Europe, 1899-1940 by Robert M. Citino

    The Blitzkrieg Myth by John Mosier

    The Path to Blitzkrieg: Doctrine and Training in the German Army, 1920-1939 by Robert M. Citino

    1930s German Doctrine: A Manifestation of Operational Art by Tal Tovy

    The Blitzkrieg Myth: How Hitler and the Allies Misread the Strategic Realities of World War II by John Mosier

    The Origin of the Term "Blitzkrieg": Another View by William J. Fanning Jr.

    Storm of Steel: The Development of Armor Doctrine in Germany and the Soviet Unition 1919-1939 by Mary R. Habeck

    Hitler's Eagles by Chris McNab

    Military Innovation in the Interwar Period Edited By Williamson Murray and Allan R. Millett

    Ship-of-the-Line or Atlantic Raider? Battleship Bismarck Between Design Limitations and Naval Strategy by Timothy P. Mulligan

    Strategy for Defeat the Luftwaffe 1933-1945 by Williamson Murray

    Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History by William H. Garzke Jr., Robert O. Dulin Jr., and William Jurens


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    • 32 min
    77: The Munich Agreement Pt. 9 - Aftermath

    77: The Munich Agreement Pt. 9 - Aftermath

    The Munich Agreement had been signed, the territory transfers had started, it was time for the whole area to calm down....right?
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    • 30 min
    76: The Munich Agreement Pt. 8 - The Munich Agreement

    76: The Munich Agreement Pt. 8 - The Munich Agreement

    On September 30th, just before 2AM, the Munich Agreement was signed. Territory transfers were scheduled to begin less than 24 hours later.
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

canucklehead73 ,

A great podcast!

My advice is to go back to the great war podcast and binge like crazy you will catch up eventually... then you’ll be hooked too!

Andrew123123654 ,

Fantastic show

Amazing

@PatAlpaugh4 ,

Excellent Content

Love the history of the Great War podcast, just finished all the episodes today. This podcast is equally as good and I am so happy the host is doing a ww2 podcast.

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